Richard V. Hurley, ninth president of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., has served since July 1, 2010. Prior to being named president, he served the University of Mary Washington for a decade in various positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer and acting president.
President Hurley’s career in higher education spans more than three decades. Before coming to the University of Mary Washington, he was vice president for administration and finance at Longwood University, director of administration for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and assistant to the chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges.
A native of New Jersey, President Hurley earned a B.S. in environmental studies from Richard Stockton College and an M.A. in public administration from Central Michigan University. He also holds certificates and diplomas from the University of Kentucky and Harvard University.